from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A killifish.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as killifish.
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On the Hackensack marshes to-day trenches are cut to let the water out of the tidal pools; while in low-lying areas, which cannot be thus drained, the central lowest spot is selected, a barrel is sunk at this spot, and four or five "killie" fish are placed in it.
The last thing it tasted was a killie fish, dying on a hook.
He wrote: Just stopped 2 folk going in the vodaphone shop in killie.
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